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    Growing upwards to conserve space

    Day 34

    Climbing Higher and Higher

    There’s a lot going on – and growing – inside our greenhouses.

    When the greenhouses aren’t being used to grow seedlings, they’ll often grow tomatoes or other plants that need to climb.

    To help them with this, we decided to buy all four greenhouses trellising and galvanized wire to help maximize the space to grow!

    The galvanized wire will run across the roof of the greenhouse, securing the trellising wire that will hang down for the plants to crawl onto.

    Maximizing space is key in the Nakivale and Oruchinga refugee settlements. Whether it’s corn fields with bean plants growing in between the stalks or sorghum drying on the roof of a house, it’s common to see space used for multiple purposes.

    Prince spoke about this exact approach: “Food security is one of the most challenging in refugee settlements because of the limited space of land allocated to them by government. Adopting modern farming practices at household level is the way to go.”

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